Monday, August 17, 2009

Mini Metamorphosis with a Thrifty Find and Giveaway…

You are probably as tired of seeing my front porch as I am. The red,white, and blue quilt has been on the couch for the past few years and when I was cleaning recently I took it off and decided I wanted the white cushions to be exposed. A hiccup with that idea…the front porch is exposed to all the weather elements and those cushions would be dirty in no time. The cushions are slip covered in white jean material and white was chosen so it could be bleached…even so I was reluctant to leave the white cushions uncovered. Found a brand new white shower curtain at a garage sale for $4 and decided that it could be used to cover the cushions. I like the crisp look of the white shower curtain cover. When company comes over I can pull off the shower curtain and we can sit on clean cushions.


0620 010AFTER: Cushions covered by shower curtain.

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BEFORE: Cushions covered with quilt.

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Blogged for Between Naps on the Porch’s Met Monday…thank you Susan for allowing me to join with my lame mini metamorphosis, and blogged for Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures.

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My name is PJ. said...

Great idea! Question: Did you sew this or just tuck it?

Maisy said...

I always love seeing your front porch. Please don't stop posting pix of it. I wish my front porch could look like yours.
Great shower curtain idea and for $4. Wow!!

Tricia Anne said...

What a darling porch! I never tire of seeing it. :o)

~~Carol~~ said...

I do not get sick of seeing your porch! I think the slipcover looks great. I also loved the quilt. I had some nice pillows and cushions that I hand-sewed on my back porch, and the squirrels ripped them apart to use for their nests. I watched one try to carry a pillow up the tree! You've inspired me to try again!

lilsista said...

I really like what you've done with your porch! The shower curtain is a great idea...what's more washable than a shower curtain?.......Ha! Certainly not a lame metamorphosis when you're giving out good ideas like that! Happy Monday!
Smiles :0)!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How clever! Love this idea, it's just like something I'd do!

jen said...

Your porch looks great as always!! I added your graphic to my sidebar. Who could pass up such a fabulous giveaway?!

Have a great day!


Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love your idea for a cover. Your front porch is wonderful.


musingegret said...

I've always loved your posts and pics about your front porch and what a thrifty idea about using the shower curtain. I want to thank you for introducing me to Sara Tetley's site! I've bookmarked it and signed on as Follower to yours.

pamperedgirl38 said...

I love your front porch! I loved the quilt too. I can see the practicality of the shower curtain! Traci

Susie Q said...

Not lame at all. Lame is a mini Met that I did a few weeks ago. Please stop by and see it. Your porch is so very pretty....mine is just sad, although I AM working on it!

Renee G said...

Her 2 boats print is my favorite. My husband would love this.

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